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Review: The Pace (Shelena Shorts)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Release: August 19th 2009 by Lands Atlantic Publishing, LLC

Summary: Weston Wilson is not immortal and he is of this world. But, aging is not part of his existence, and eighteen-year-old Sophie Slone is determined to find out why. In doing so, she could also uncover something about her own life expectancy that she may not want to know. Suddenly, immortality will mean everything and nothing all at the same time.
Intensely fascinating and rich with determination, The Pace brings together romance, mystery, and suspense in a compelling bond that is sure to have readers asking for more

Rate: 5/5

Review: If you're decided to read The Pace just make sure to turn off your phone and to close yourself in your room before you do, because you won't want anyone disturbing you after you've begun it. You won't be able to put it down.

I really liked Sohie's character, I felt close to her by certain aspects of her personnality, the distance she keeps with others (she attended an online high school rather than going in class among her peers). She was a really likeable girl and I particularly enjoy her relation with her mom (besides the mystery part and the love story anyway).
What about Weston? Ah...Weston. Secretive and sexy he was the perfect (or close to) prince charming.
Both Sophie and Weston were enjoyable and well developped, and their relationship nicely realistic.

I apreciated that, even if their relationship was a major part of the plot (yes, it's a love story but not only), the mystery surrounding Weston and Sophie's discovery about her own life were also developped and gradually revealed. The "how" and the "why" were not ignored since we got looks into Weston's past.

To conclude, The Pace holds everything that - to my eyes - make a good story: mystery and romance with a unique and paranormal twist. Shelena made a wonderful job in intertwining paranormal and scientific elements together.
Her debut novel went beyond my expectations and I'll surely read it again while waiting for the sequel, The Broken Lake. It will be released on August 19th

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